February 13, 2020 / 2:52 AM / 4 days ago

Hong Kong extends suspension of schools till at least March 16

HONG KONG, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Hong Kong extended on Wednesday the suspension of schools till at least March 16 in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the city, where 50 cases of the flu-like infection have been confirmed.

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung said secondary and primary schools would not return from the prolonged break until at least mid-March, extending an earlier suspension that was due to see students return to lessons on March 2. (Reporting By Clare Jim and Donny Kwok; Writing by Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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